On the last weekend of March, El Toro Cantina launched its new brunch menu

Now, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sunday, guests can enjoy familiar brunch dishes like omelettes and potatoes prepared in the Mexican tradition as well as items that may be completely unfamiliar — such as the Michelada, which is essentially a Mexican Bloody Mary, or nopales, which is a salad composed of cooked cactus leaves and has a consistency of cooked broccoli.

“I wanted to give people a taste of a traditional Mexican family breakfast,” says the menu’s creator, Rene Ayala, who has been with the El Toro family restaurants for more than 16 years.

“If you lived in Mexico and woke up, this is what your mother would have fixed and put on the breakfast table.”

For lovers of salsa verde, the brunch offers a special treat: a roasted, chunkier, and more flavorful version of the condiment called “salsa de molcajete.”

El Toro Cantina is located on 1934 West 6th Street. More info at ElToroCantinaDe.com.

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